10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Sydney

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galleria Lapinlahti. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Artisaani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planning 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 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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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 27th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, shop like a local with Laukko Manor, then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Spas · Shopping · Museums

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."