10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenkirnut. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°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

Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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. Take a break from the city and head to Akka-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Herajarvi Hiking Trail & Uhrihalkeama). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Lieksa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can 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
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
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. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

Before you visit Kouvola, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kouvola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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