10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Porvoo trip app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Porvoo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Kouvola, Stromforsin ruukki, Hiidenvuori, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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 11th (Sun): head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip tool .

Getting from Porvoo to Turku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 12th (Mon), learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rauma driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip app .

Getting from Rauma to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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