9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Bristol

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip maker website .

Bristol, UK to Vaasa is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bristol to Vaasa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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. Escape the urban bustle at Akka-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uhrihalkeama and Pielisen Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa route builder website .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

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
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukion Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the engaging exhibits at Exhibition Centre WeeGee, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. While traveling from Lieksa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Tours Historic Sites

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Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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