10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Tallinn, Ferry to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

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 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riga in September, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Helsinki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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Koli National Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Paateri, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planning tool.

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 and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

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Tampere

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 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online visit planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."