10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and then take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Belgrade, Serbia to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Tampere is 1 hour. When traveling from Belgrade in April, plan for cooler days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Wed), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku holiday maker website .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. 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

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

2
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 (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route website .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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