10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, stroll around Kaivopuisto, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rome, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum ©
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip maker tool.

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Park Mikkelipuisto, then relax in the rural setting at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, and then take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Wildlife
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi ©
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi

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, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker website.

Take a bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough 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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nights
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, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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