10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona
Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Tampere reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa vacation planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 17th (Thu), hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa vacation maker website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Lieksa sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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night
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 19th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Utra Beach, and finally head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Joensuu day trip app.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. October in Joensuu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park and then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stop by Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki route builder.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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