10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Train:  2 h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Imatra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

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