10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Lisbon

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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Katajanokka. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 25th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 29th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pori trip planning tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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."