8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nha Trang
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  22 h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  23 h
End: Nha Trang

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Nha Trang, Vietnam to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nha Trang to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning site.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Pori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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