10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Vaasa is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Vaasa is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get slightly colder in Vaasa: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, thenstop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, thentrek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa route maker website.

Drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time 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 Galerie Forsblom. Head to Old Market Hall and Stockmann Department Storefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Riimikko & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. While traveling from Lieksa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can 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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