10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Brussels

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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Turku and see Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, plan for little chillier nights in Helsinki, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Koli National Park

— 3 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: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for slightly colder days in Koli National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, and finally get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio holiday app.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

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 22nd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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."