10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, get engrossed in the history at Hvittrask, then explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hvittrask, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church and then visit a coastal fixture at Uto.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku holiday maker app .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nagu Church
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Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church
Uto ©
Uto
Martinkirkko ©
Martinkirkko

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katanpaa, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rauma trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Koylio, Katanpaa
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Koylion Kirkkokari ©
Koylion Kirkkokari
Koylio Church ©
Koylio Church
Katanpaa ©
Katanpaa

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salgrund Pilot Station and Huutoniemen kirkko. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro) and Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo (in Seinajoki). There's still lots to do: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Salgrund Pilot Station, Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo
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Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko ©
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©

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