10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Porvoo

— 1 day
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo vacation builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Stromso.

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Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

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Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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."