10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  32 h
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h
2
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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

Brisbane, Australia to Vaasa is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Vaasa is minus 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Vaasa reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Tarhapuro Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Galerie Forsblom. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Riimikko & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, cruise along The Crusell Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lieksa in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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