10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Muscat

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Muscat, Oman to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Parks Historic Sites Nature

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

3
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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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna for some beach relaxation. Visiting Vepsa Island and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, view the masterpieces at Gallery A, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku holiday maker app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere driving holiday site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa road trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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