10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
5
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Krakow

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get your bearings at Oodi Central Library, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Krakow in September: highs in Helsinki hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Saariselka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ranua journey planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Nallikari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ranua to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Oulu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Naantali.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Naantali day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Naantali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. September in Naantali sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."