10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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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.
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): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder site.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Helsinki is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 60°F and lows reach 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 · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku online journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Oulu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Oulu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in May, expect nights in Oulu to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planning site.

You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Helsinki Music Centre has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): catch a live performance at Helsinki Music Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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."