10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Ivalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Ivalo

Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then see the interesting displays at Siida. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ivalo trip itinerary planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Ivalo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. In February, Ivalo is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ivalo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Siida
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida ©
Siida
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Drive from Ivalo to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

4
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.
Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 33°F and lows reach 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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