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
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hanko (Gunnarstrand & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Porvoo Old Town) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app .

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Porvoo, Hanko, Sapokka Water Garden, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): head off the coast to Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
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 (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the views from Hameensilta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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