10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are in your itinerary. 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Vilnius in August, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rauma online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 29th (Sun): take in the views from Hameensilta, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip website.

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 August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 · 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."