11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Lappeenranta
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kalajoki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Seinajoki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pargas
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagu
— 1 night
Drive
8
Houtskar Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive

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Lappeenranta

— 1 day

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lappeenranta. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalajoki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Kalajoki

— 1 night
Kalajoki is a coastal town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a splash at Jukupark Kalajoki and then get outside with Maakalla.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalajoki trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kalajoki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Kalajoki

Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Seinajoki

— 1 night
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get your bearings at Seinajoki Library, then don't miss a visit to Aalto Center of Seinajoki, and then see the interesting displays at Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seinajoki travel route planner.

You can drive from Kalajoki to Seinajoki in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Seinajoki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa route app.

Traveling by car from Seinajoki to Vaasa takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Turku

— 1 night
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 28th (Tue): get advice or help at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Pargas.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Pargas

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, then don't miss a visit to Pargas Church, and finally make a trip to ArtBank.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pargas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pargas takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Pargas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Pargas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Nagu

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nagu trip itinerary app.

Getting from Pargas to Nagu by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houtskar Island.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Houtskar Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Borgbergin Observation Tower.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Houtskar Island online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Houtskar Island takes 2 hours. In July in Houtskar Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Tampere.
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 1st (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Houtskar Island to Tampere in 5.5 hours. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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."