10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
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Naantali
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali road trip website.

Nottingham, UK to Naantali is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Nottingham to Naantali, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Naantali to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online travel route planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."