10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Raahe Museum and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Step off the beaten path and head to Hupisaaret Park and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour or see a game at Oulu Climbing Centre, stroll through Nallikari Beach, and see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip maker website .

Washington DC, USA to Oulu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Oulu due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 21°F to lows of 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 13°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas & Wellness

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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 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): cruise along King's Road, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

King's Road
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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