10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Step off the beaten path and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Gunnarstrand (in Hanko) and Porvoo (Runeberg Park, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Porvoo, Hanko, Sapokka Water Garden, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Imatra trip planning app.

Take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

1
night
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 (Thu): step aboard S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

Start your trip to Savonlinna by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the views from Hameensilta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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