10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Tammela
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Dusseldorf

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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.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dusseldorf in May, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Tammela.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Tammela

Tammela ©
On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tammelan kirkko, see the interesting displays at Veturimuseo, and then contemplate the long history of Mustiala Manor.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tammela travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tammela takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Tammela

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiidenlinna & Sisumetsan Seikkailupuisto, Veturimuseo, Glasdorf Nuutajarvi
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Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park
Tammelan kirkko ©
Tammelan kirkko

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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku holiday planning site .

You can drive from Tammela to Turku in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online road trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Lappeenranta by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lammassaari Island, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Porvoo sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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