10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu route builder site.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Oulu at -2°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

Plan trip to Jyvaskyla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Kotka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then shop like a local with ARTag Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava, and finally shop like a local with Galerie Forsblom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, view the masterpieces at Okra, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kotka in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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