10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kotka
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Turku
— 1 day
6
Tampere
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stroll around Sibelius Monument, thenmake a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary app.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 14th (Sun), stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, thenenjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, thenhike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip builder.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in October; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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day
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 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku route maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Turku is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Holy Cross Church, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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