10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail and then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vaasa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Vaasa is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Vaasa to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Suomussalmi planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Suomussalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Luosto takes 4.5 hours. August in Luosto sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi journey builder site.

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Adventure · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, and see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip tool.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Wild Taiga travel guide

Wildlife Areas · Landmarks · Military Museums

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.