10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
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.
Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Old Market Hall. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation app .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planning website .

You can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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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. On the 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Lahti. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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