11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  7 h 15 min
End: Athens

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Bike Rental - by Carfield. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku route 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 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere visit planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa visit planner.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally trek along Akka-Koli Hill. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa trip maker website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola visit app.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kouvola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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