10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Turku

— 1 night
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 photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app.

Athens, Greece to Turku is an approximately 10-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 · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Pori

— 1 night
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 see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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 · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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.

To find more things to do, maps, 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 train; or take a bus. 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 travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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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 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 combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train 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

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Imatra

— 1 night
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 other places to visit, photos, reviews, 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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
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.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, 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 6 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Saariselka

— 1 night
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.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, 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 take a bus; or fly. 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 fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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.
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.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 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."