8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
+2
bus + Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: Bratislava

2
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 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey builder app .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bratislava in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pori road trip site .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

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Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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.
Temppeliaukion Church and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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