10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Oulu Airport
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Oulu is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Oulu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you will find days in Oulu are much colder (21°F), and nights are slightly colder (10°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in January, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Turku

— 2 nights
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): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and then have fun at Adventure Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 27°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): cruise along King's Road, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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."