10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Rome

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), walk around Hupisaaret Park, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online travel route planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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 Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally take a pleasant ride with Savijarvi Gard Manor. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porvoo visit planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Loviisan kirkko, Savijarvi Gard Manor
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Heureka ©
Heureka
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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