10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Mikkeli
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, walk around Kaivopuisto, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally appreciate the history behind Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras). On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get your bearings at The National Library of Finland.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner .

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (24°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally walk around Fredrika Runebergs Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porvoo online travel planner .

Take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kotka
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Park Mikkelipuisto, then relax in the rural setting at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, and then take in the pleasant sights at Neitvuori.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip maker .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Wildlife
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi ©
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi
Park Mikkelipuisto ©
Park Mikkelipuisto

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, then examine the collection at S/S Salama, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker tool .

You can take a bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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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 27th (Tue): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Turku online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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