10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around Nuuksio National Park and then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

1
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere vacation app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

2
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Savonlinna using our trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.