10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Oulu
Drive
6
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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Helsinki — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Old Customs House, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online holiday planner.

In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Porvoo.
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Porvoo — 1 night

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop - Tehtaanmyymala, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and then walk around Runeberg Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porvoo road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arctic Attitude. On the 25th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get the adrenaline pumping with Arctic Attitude, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

You can fly from Porvoo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Porvoo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kemi.
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Kemi — 2 nights

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria and then explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, and finally get a dose of the wild on Elamysvirta - Flow of Experience.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kemi are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oulu vacation planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Oulu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Oulu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Jyvaskyla.
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Jyvaskyla — 1 night

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum and then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla travel route planner.

Drive from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Turku on the 30th (Fri).
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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