10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport

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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 20th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Haaksirikkoiset, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then make a trip to Senate Square.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Kerimaki (Kerimaki Church & Salpa Line) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Joensuu takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Koli National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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."