10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Zurich

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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1
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Inari trip maker tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Inari is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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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 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."