10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo driving holiday tool.

Oulu to Kuusamo is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Sun), stroll around Lilla holmen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, 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.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Helsinki

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.
On the 4th (Thu), walk around Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Pien Shop & Bar, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori. On your second day here, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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."