10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
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

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): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then walk around The Esplanadi Park, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish 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 is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Inari reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online holiday planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
Visit Turku Castle and Abo Akademi for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning site.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks 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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