10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Train
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Turku
— 2 nights
Bus
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Turku

— 2 nights
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 Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: visit Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Pori

— 1 night
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 other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Turku to Pori by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or 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 · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, 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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Historic Sites
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Imatra

— 1 night
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 see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Imatra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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 drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Cathedral of Porvoo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows 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 · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."