10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ranua
— 3 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Paris

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 (Mon), have fun at Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Nordic Safaris and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Ranua

— 3 nights
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

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Drive from Kemi to Ranua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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."