7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

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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 12th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Tampere is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Kaunas in August, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get advice or help at Turku City Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."