11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Vienna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere online route planner .

Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Tampere is 1 hour. In October, Tampere is a bit cooler than Vienna - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
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 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaasa road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna route planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car 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
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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