10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Rovaniemi

1
night
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 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

3
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 1st (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 6th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Oulu, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach