10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Shuttle to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Joplin

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and CraftCorner. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Joplin, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Joplin to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joplin in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be slightly colder, around 50°F, while days are colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Wed), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Koylio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koylion Kirkkokari, then explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari.

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

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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."