10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lagos in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Rovaniemi

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 5th (Fri): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 9th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."