10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Turku Castle (in Turku) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."