10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly:  17 h
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Mikkeli
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Porvoo
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Detroit

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Suomen Pelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Detroit in May, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 59°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, and finally examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

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Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

1
day
Mikkeli

Mikkeli
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, and finally examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Mikkeli in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. May in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
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Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. John's Church are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sapokka Water Garden and Loviisan kirkko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Kotka Church). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Hamina Fortress, and don't miss a visit to Main Building of Military School.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Loviisa tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Loviisa in 2.5 hours. May in Loviisa sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo vacation app.

Porvoo is very close to Loviisa. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

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 21st (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Okra.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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