10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Shuttle to Mariehamn, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online journey maker.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Salon Taidemuseo Veturitalli (in Salo), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Bengtskar Lighthouse). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, hike along The Archipelago Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planning site.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get curious at Science Centre Pilke, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Mariehamn to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mariehamn in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."