10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tampere is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Ljubljana to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach and then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oulu attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors 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. On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then try your luck at PAF Casino, and finally see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip tool.

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 bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

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Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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PAF Casino ©
PAF Casino
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lehman.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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