10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

1
night
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 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

Bucharest, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bucharest in July, with highs in Tampere at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koylion Kirkkokari, stroll the grounds of Koylio Church, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pori driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylio
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Koylio Church ©
Koylio Church

2
nights
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 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip site .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mannerheim Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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