10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Hameensilta, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In August, Tampere is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Turku

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 15th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku travel planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, stroll around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
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 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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 20th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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