11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 day

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 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app.

Belfast, UK to Tampere is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belfast to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Wed), get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip maker website.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 12th (Fri), walk around Hupisaaret Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Lieksa

— 3 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. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Change things up with a short trip to Akka-Koli Hill in Koli National Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lieksa using our trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Lieksa in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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You can drive from Lieksa to Helsinki in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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."