10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  7 h 15 min
End: Athens

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Wed), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app.

Athens, Greece to Turku is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour builder.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas ©

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, hike along Malonsaari, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Imatra trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Ruka.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Imatra in August: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 27th (Tue), hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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