8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
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 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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