10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Doha

2
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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour builder site .

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 12th (Mon), get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Akka-Koli Hill
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip app .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour itinerary app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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