10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
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 12th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

Discover how to plan a Rovaniemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

London, UK to Rovaniemi 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Shopping
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kemi attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally stroll through Ainolan Puisto.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu online visit planner .

Take a train from Kemi to Oulu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Oulu are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuopio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Fun & Games, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 17th (Mon), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, have fun at Action Park, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kuopio to Saariselka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuopio in December: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are warmer with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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