10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  8​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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 29th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Glasgow, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Tampere is 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning site .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 6th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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