10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Newark

3
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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally stroll around Sibelius Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally visit Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rauma driving holiday site.

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rauma to Mustasaari in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arctic Circle Husky Park, Eeron Polku Trail and Hiidenkirnut. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then hike along Eeron Polku Trail, and finally take an exotic tour of Arctic Circle Husky Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Eeron Polku Trail
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get all the information you need at Riihisaari.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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