10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Warsaw, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Warsaw in December, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be cooler, around -13°C, while days are slightly colder, around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
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 24th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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