10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pori
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to Saana.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi online visit planner.

Helsinki to Kilpisjarvi is an approximately 15-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilpisjarvi, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Trails · Nature · Wildlife
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Kokkola

— 1 night
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 3rd (Sun), take a stroll through Skata.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kokkola travel route app.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Kokkola in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Kokkola is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Kokkola are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oulu travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kokkola to Oulu in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Kuhmo

— 2 nights
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Wilds Piira, then stroll through Wild Taiga, and then stroll through Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuhmo takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuhmo to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then visit Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker.

Getting from Pori to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."