10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  11​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kotka
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Belgrade

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Belgrade, Serbia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Belgrade in April, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around -3°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku visit site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in April: highs in Turku hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then see the interesting displays 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.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

few
hours
Jyvaskyla

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 view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start 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, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko

few
hours
Kotka

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. On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka attractions tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Alvar Aalto's studio, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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