10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Thu), see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker website .

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Rovaniemi is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, get a taste of local nightlife at Rapio Mill, and then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step aboard S/S Salama, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally take in the history at Salpa Line.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Rapio Mill, Salpa Line
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2
nights
Turku

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 2nd (Sun): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Martinkirkko ©
Martinkirkko
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Porvoo and Old Church. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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