10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 day
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visit Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

2
nights
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 7th (Fri): hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planning site .

You can drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Stromso.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa online road trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 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
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Stromso ©
Stromso

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, and finally have fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu travel route site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Oulu, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Beaches
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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