10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Thu), get outside with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in July: high temperatures in Inari hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. 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

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mariehamn, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
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 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku attractions planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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