10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or fly. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. You'll explore and learn at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Louhisaari Manor. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma, Louhisaari Manor
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna vacation builder website .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, examine the collection at Design Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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