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.
Visit Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Vilnius in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planning app .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to 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 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In September in Rauma, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the views from Hameensilta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time 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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