10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
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
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

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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 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planner.

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

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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), then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori online day trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

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

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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): enjoy breathtaking views from 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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time 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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna visit planning site .

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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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, get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Mon), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo online itinerary planner .

Getting from Imatra to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Imatra - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 27th (Tue), hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planning website .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

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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): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour app .

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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