8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Katajanokka. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and walk around Observatory Hill Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Cluj-Napoca, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu holiday planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."