10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Helsinki using our trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Naantali Old Town
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 23rd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the history at Salpa Line, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kummakivi Boulder
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally get your game on at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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