10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Detroit

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 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning app .

Detroit, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rauma tour app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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