10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

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.
Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
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 5th (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Trails Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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