10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Belgrade
Fly:  11​h
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Belgrade

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Belgrade, Serbia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Belgrade in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach. On your second day here, look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in May: highs in Tampere hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. On the next day, trek along The Archipelago Trail, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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