10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Vilnius

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mannerheim Museum and Johannes Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma travel route planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Rauma in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rauma: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): snap pictures at Hameensilta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

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