10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Oulu
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

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night
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.
On the 17th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Sundom, enjoy breathtaking views from Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi ©
Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi
Bragen ulkoilmamuseo ©
Bragen ulkoilmamuseo

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oulu day trip planning site .

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in December; daily highs in Oulu reach -2°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Oulu to Kittila by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Kittila reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari vacation planner .

Drive from Kittila to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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nights
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 24th (Mon): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kuopio Automobile Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuopio sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Kuopio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kuopio, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Automobile Museum ©
Kuopio Automobile Museum

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