10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Rapola Ridge, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Tampere to be cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pori day trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 24th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then identify plant and animal life at Lenholm Conservation Area.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku route maker app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Porvoo Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

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."