10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Drive:  3​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Oulu

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then get outside with Karhunkierros. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kuusamo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Oulu to Kuusamo is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Lilla holmen, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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night
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 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
On the 4th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Pien, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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