11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

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

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. We've included these beaches for you: Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, and get outside with Utransaari/ The Utra Island.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu sightseeing planner .

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 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

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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. Get outdoors at Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa travel route planner .

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 your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

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

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 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Vaasa travel site .

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

Plan my Pori trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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