10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Turku

— 1 night
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 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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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."