10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Ivalo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder tool .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor, Old Rauma
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Tue), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip builder .

Getting from Tampere to Oulu by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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