10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— Few hours
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— Few hours
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Auttikongas and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Belgrade, Serbia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Belgrade in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

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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 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta journey planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

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Helsinki

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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 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."