10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
Drive
2
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planning website.

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tornio.
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Highlights from your trip

Tornio

— 1 night
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tornio road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Tornio in 2 hours. April in Tornio sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Tornio

Museums · Historic Sites
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Vuokatti

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vuokatti day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tornio to Vuokatti takes 4.5 hours. 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuopio travel planning app.

You can drive from Vuokatti to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In April in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday builder website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: 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 up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Shopping
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Kainuu travel guide

3.8
Theme Parks · Castles · Wildlife Areas
Kainuu is one of the 19 regions of Finland . Kainuu borders the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia and Northern Savonia. In the east, it also borders Russia.Boreal forest makes up most of the biome in Kainuu. The forest in Kainuu mostly consists of birches, pines and spruces. The atypical regional geography and landscape consist of lakes, hills and vast uninhabited forest areas.The largest lake in the region is the Oulujärvi, one of the largest lakes in Finland. Its shorelines, open waters and islands in Kainuu belong to the municipalities of Vaala, Paltamo and Kajaani.The highest point in Kainuu is the Iso Tuomivaara, located in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi. The regional climate is continental.Culturally Kainuu is part of larger Eastern-Finnish cultural heritage. The dialect of Kainuu is based on Savonian and Karelian dialects.MunicipalitiesThe region of Kainuu is made up of eight municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kajaani sub-region: 23px Kajaani (37,664)23px Paltamo (3,493)23px Ristijärvi (1,356)23px Sotkamo (10,524) Kehys-Kainuu sub-region: 23px Hyrynsalmi (2,432)23px Kuhmo (8,820)23px Puolanka (2,784)23px Suomussalmi (8,342)

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