10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Joensuu

— 4 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu Church and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto in Lieksa (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa holiday app.

Getting from Joensuu to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield.

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

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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."