10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

1
night
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 (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenget 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, thenexplore 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 21-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 °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Rauma

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, thenadmire 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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

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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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thendon't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, thenadmire 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 °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Savonlinna

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, thenexamine 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: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, thensee 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 °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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