8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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 don't miss a visit to 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 shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Nha Trang, Vietnam to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour 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 fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
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 reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Pori

— 1 night
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 reviews, more things to do, 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 train and flight; 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 · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Turku

— 1 night
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 find reviews, ratings, 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

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."