8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Savannah

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary builder .

Savannah, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Savannah in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Mon), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pori journey planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning app .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Spy Museum ©
Spy Museum
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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