10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paris

3
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 Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenkirnut will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Hiidenkirnut
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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3
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kouvola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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