10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku online attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Turku reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere to go to Ylojarvi and see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online attractions planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."