10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Port Elizabeth

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planning tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pori tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari tour builder tool.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 8th (Wed), hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lahti route planning app.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Lahti with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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