10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Newark

2
days
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning website .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toRovaniemi.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eeron Polku Trail, Hiidenkirnut and Arctic Husky Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then trek along Eeron Polku Trail, and finally surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Side Trips

Eeron Polku Trail, Arctic Husky Farm
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner .

Getting from Rauma to Mustasaari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Riihisaari.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip builder .

Drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

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

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 26th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rauma tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

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#Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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days
Helsinki

Helsinki
To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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