10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Aland Island
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site.

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Helsinki is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Aland Island online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Helsinki to Aland Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

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

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere online vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum