10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Ljubljana


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1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach and then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, then try to win big at PAF Casino, and finally explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

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Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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PAF Casino ©
PAF Casino
Wiklof Holding Arena ©
Wiklof Holding Arena

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 19th (Sun), wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lehman.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka online itinerary maker .

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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