11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip itinerary planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Joensuu is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Joensuu due to the time zone difference. In September, Joensuu is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Galleria Lapinlahti. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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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."