11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Katajanokka, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In August, Helsinki is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Tue): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then stop by Naantali Old Town, and then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): shop like a local with Tikanoja Art Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Lieksa

— 4 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Escape the urban bustle at Akka-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Uhrihalkeama and Pielisen Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail & Herajarvi Hiking Trail). There's more to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

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."