10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then stroll through Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku travel app.

Detroit, USA to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Turku due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Turku at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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Savonlinna

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

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.