11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 26th (Fri), stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma journey planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Rauma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Rauma, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Rauma to Pori by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pori are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary website .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Oulu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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