10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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 21st (Thu): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in March; daily highs in Levi reach 31°F and lows reach 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in March, with highs in Mustasaari at 36°F and lows at 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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