11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Sat), stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vienna to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Tampere is little chillier than Vienna - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa route maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Mannerheim Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Johannes Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route maker app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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