8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Los Angeles


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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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nights
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 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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