10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Alvar Aalto's studio. Step off the beaten path and head to Stromforsin ruukki and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Stromforsin ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, then see the interesting displays at Raahe Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip planning app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, then hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Aava Kertun Kotitila.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Vaasa visit planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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