10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 21st (Tue), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Arctic Lifestyle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Arboretum Mustila. Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaaren Elaintarha make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen).

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 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 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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."