10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  11​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes BrewDog Helsinki as well as Nuuksio National Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 43°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in May, you will find days in Oulu are a bit cooler (54°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Safaris
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks
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Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Helsinki Music Centre has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), catch a live performance at Helsinki Music Centre.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Music Centre ©
Helsinki Music Centre

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