10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  18 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
End: Playa del Carmen

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel website .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Helsinki is colder than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and then explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Pielinen, contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Turku, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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