10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Geneva

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Hakaniemi Market. The adventure continues: get advice or help at Oodi Central Library, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Geneva in September, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 15th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel planner.

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip site.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Levi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."