10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning site.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Old Rauma
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenexamine the collection at Museumship Pommern, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route maker.

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Popular historic sites such as Mannerheim Museum and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday builder site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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