8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
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 2nd (Mon): gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Turku, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Tampere

— 2 nights

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 5th (Thu): stop by Hameenkatu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

Make your Savonlinna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Porvoo Old Town and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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