10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with Lietvesi Scenic Road, and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

2
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, take a spin around town with Outdoors Oulu Oy, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Oulu are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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 regionĀ 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."