10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  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. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (10°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Mustasaari. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Tampere

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

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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