10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House.

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Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): visit Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Tue), walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

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You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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 region 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."