10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— Few hours
train:  1​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
8
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Perth

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Perth, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip maker .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Nallikari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then stroll through Ainolan Puisto.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oulu online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Oulu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, explore the world behind art at K.H. Renlund Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kokkola trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kokkola in 3 hours. August in Kokkola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Tampere takes 4 hours. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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