11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Belfast
+2
bus + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Belfast

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning tool .

Belfast, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Tampere is 2 hours. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pori itinerary site .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris

3
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. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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

You can drive from Oulu to Lieksa in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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