8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pori vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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