10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

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Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Rovaniemi is cooler than Rome - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour website .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally admire all the interesting features of Savijarvi Gard Manor. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Loviisan kirkko, Savijarvi Gard Manor
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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