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
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kirjais, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, and finally browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Archipelago Trail, then view the masterpieces at Gallery A, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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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."