10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
End: New York City

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from New York City to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll around Nuuksio National Park and then enjoy some diversion at VM Karting Center. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut and then explore the striking landscape of Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vantaa vacation planner.

Vantaa is very close to Helsinki. May in Vantaa sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vantaa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
VM Karting Center ©
VM Karting Center

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 20th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Vantaa to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Museums Parks
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Room Escape Games
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Naantali museum, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naantali day trip planning tool .

Naantali is just a stone's throw from Turku. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church
Naantali museum ©
Naantali museum

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary planning site .

Drive from Naantali to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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