10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Lieksa
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Helsinki. Traveling from Doha in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Lieksa

— 2 nights
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 12th (Mon), get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lieksa route planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. In August in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip website.

Drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vaasa online tour planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
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 17th (Sat): stop by Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4.5 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 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."