10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
1
Salo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Punkaharju
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Salo

Salo ©
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy, don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then steep yourself in history at Sjalo Church Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salo trip planner.

Helsinki to Salo is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. In August in Salo, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Salo

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sjalo Church Museum
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Muurla Design Marketing Oy ©
Muurla Design Marketing Oy
Sjalo Church Museum ©
Sjalo Church Museum

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 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip site.

Traveling by car from Salo to Turku takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 8th (Wed), head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rauma trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari

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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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere online travel route planner.

Getting from Rauma to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

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nights
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, get engrossed in the history at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Punkaharju road trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Punkaharju in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Savonlinna, Parikkala, Kerimaki, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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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 (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and finally shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Punkaharju to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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