10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route builder

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Drive to Tornio
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Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Tornio

— 1 night
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tornio tour planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Tornio. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Tornio: highs are around 26°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Ranua Zoo and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.