10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Turku is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio online travel planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Muonio dip to -17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Muonio

Trails Winter Sports Parks
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©

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 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muonio to Helsinki. Traveling from Muonio in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are much hotter (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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