10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bremen
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  8​h 30​min
End: Bremen

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Bremen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bremen to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time 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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa vacation planner .

Drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Fri), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Lieksa in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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