10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Mustasaari. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

2
nights
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 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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