10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Madison

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day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip tool .

Madison, USA to Lahti is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madison in July; daily highs in Lahti reach 70°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Mustasaari. In July, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Pori planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, stop by Marimekko, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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