10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Brussels


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ett Hem Museum and Abo Akademi. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). There's more to do: head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planning tool .

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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