10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
3
Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Imatra
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

2
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Aland Island

There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

1
night
Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 3rd (Fri), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip website.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and train from Aland Island to Imatra in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planning site.

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."