10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Vilnius

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Johannes Church and Nuuksio National Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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1
night
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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2
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

1
night
Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rauma trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, expect Rauma to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the views from Hameensilta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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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."