10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Miami

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planning site .

Miami, USA to Luosto is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Luosto, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 12°F and lows are around -2°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°F in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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 (Sat), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Turku by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Turku hover around 27°F and lows are around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Pori, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 17°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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