10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann Department Storefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manama in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Pori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

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

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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."