10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Anttola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rome

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Anttola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Anttola

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, do a tasting at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anttola Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anttola online trip maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Anttola by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Anttola reach -7°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Anttola

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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Rantasalmi

— 1 night
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi day trip tool.

You can drive from Anttola to Rantasalmi in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach -9°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On your second day here, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Savonlinna takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."