10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Vilnius

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Vilnius in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta tour builder tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

Discover how to plan a Savonlinna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Rauma in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the views from Hameensilta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning app .

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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