10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rapola Ridge, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning website .

Athens, Greece to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. In August, Tampere is much colder than Athens - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rapola Ridge
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
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 24th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then identify plant and animal life at Lenholm Conservation Area.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sapokka Water Garden, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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