10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in October, things will get much colder in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can 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

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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), trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa tour site .

Getting from Vaasa to Lieksa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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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Joensuu

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

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Joensuu itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In October in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kouvola trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kouvola takes 4 hours. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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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 striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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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