10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Milan

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Lappi Areena, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip builder app.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip website.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Get some cultural insight at Kansallisgalleria and Cathedral of Porvoo. Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip tool.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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