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
Turku
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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 4th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
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 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Sun), laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pilke Science Centre and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and German Soldier s Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an exotic tour of Feelapland.

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

You can fly from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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