10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  4​h
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Milan

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

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Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

3
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Evo Hiking Area will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Spas

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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