10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly to Mariehamn, Shuttle to Mariehamn
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Brussels

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then shop like a local with Okra. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally shop like a local with Savonlinna Market Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 1st (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio vacation builder website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuopio to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Wed), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Naantali Old Town, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then get your game on at PortaaliVR, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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."