10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights

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 3rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vienna in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Saariselka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Terranova, and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary app.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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 10th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

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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 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and then identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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