11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Rome

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 Hirsala Golf. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hirsala Golf, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Joensuu trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Joensuu. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pori holiday maker tool .

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip site .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas

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