10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ndjili International Airport

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and Linden Esplanade. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kinshasa in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Vitikkala Manor and Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, and steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."