10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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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 7th (Tue): have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland & Sibelius Hall) and Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porvoo trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Porvoo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Porvoo: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."