10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Bus:  20 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Atlanta

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hours
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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Tornio.
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 8th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tornio online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Tornio. In April, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Tornio

Museums Historic Sites
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©

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night
Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get great views at Vuokatinvaara and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vuokatti trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tornio to Vuokatti. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hiukka
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Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vuokatti to Kuopio. In April, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Sun), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally hit the slopes at Ruka.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo attractions planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in April, expect Kuusamo to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions app .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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