10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pori online driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Tampere to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online route planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
day
Inari

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 (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then explore and take pictures at Angeli Reindeer Farm, then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site .

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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