10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Head to Artisaani and Marimekko Oyjfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall, look for gifts at Digelius Music, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and boost your wellbeing at Kulttuurisauna.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Head to Tallipihan Suklaapuoti and Keittioelamaafor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at Rajaportti Sauna, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tampere when traveling from Helsinki in February, with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Spas · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."