10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  19​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Houston

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online vacation planner .

Houston, USA to Tampere is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In March, Tampere is cooler than Houston - with highs of 37°F and lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Mon), get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa travel route planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Akaslompolo by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in March; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 31°F and lows reach 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari online travel route builder .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Inari, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Ullanlinna. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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