10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Old Market Hallfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, look for gifts at Marimekko, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and pick up some local products at Hietalahti Market.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti attractions planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa journey maker site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lahti to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori tour planning website .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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