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
Drive:  2 h
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mannerheim Museum. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip website.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vilnius in May: highs in Helsinki hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature

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 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rauma travel itinerary 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 bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hameensilta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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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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