10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  2​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Old Rauma. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planner .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also 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 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere sightseeing planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Imatra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Porvoo and Mannerheim Museum. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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