10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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 15th (Sun): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pori planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally make a trip to Nasinneula Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

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."