10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
End: Budapest

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mannerheim Museum. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Helsinki is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
On the 19th (Sat), learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aland Island trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Helsinki to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Aland Island, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Parks Nature
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary builder.

Fly from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Tampere Old Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Lenin Museum and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum