10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Naantali
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
End: Nottingham

1
day
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

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Nottingham, UK to Naantali is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nottingham to Naantali due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pori day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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