10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Huutjarvi Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Porvoo are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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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 26th (Tue): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Fly from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker website.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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."

Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.