10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary maker .

Athens, Greece to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Turku hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pori visit planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, explore the galleries of S/S Salama, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko.

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Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation maker .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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