10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
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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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday maker website.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Imatra

— 3 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Get out of town with these interesting Imatra side-trips: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Lappeenrannan kirkko), Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra road trip tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 11th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then walk around Riverside Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola driving holiday planner.

Getting from Imatra to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Wed), learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."