10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for much colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 37°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Wildlife
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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."