10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, shop like a local with Laukko Manor, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Tampere is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in March, expect Tampere to be much colder, temps between 37°F and 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Akaslompolo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in March, expect Akaslompolo to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°F and 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Side Trip

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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 - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra. Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, stop by Ullanlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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."