10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
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:  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.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a 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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, Oulu is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

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

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planning tool .

You can drive from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time 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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online visit planner .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

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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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotka sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Anhava, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then view the masterpieces at Okra, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey planning tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kotka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up 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 ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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