10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
2
Vantaa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Vienna

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.
On the 9th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dianapuisto and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, stop by Marimekko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally stroll through Sibelius Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online journey builder .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum and then get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vantaa trip planner .

Vantaa is just a short distance from Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Vantaa are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums Childrens Museums
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Heureka ©
Heureka
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum

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 12th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip website .

You can drive from Vantaa to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Inari

Inari
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) 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 ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Keep things going the next day: stop by Alko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planning tool .

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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