8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  7 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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.
Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Beaches Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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 22nd (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Spy Museum, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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