11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pori
— 1 night
Fly
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. You'll get in some beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Take a break from Joensuu with a short trip to Ukko-Koli Hill in Koli National Park, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu online route planner.

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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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. Visiting Akka-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Herajarvi Hiking Trail, &more). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. In July in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach and then stroll through Hupisaaret Park.

Plan my day in Oulu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lieksa to Oulu in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaasa holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori day trip tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Sun), take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Pori to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."