10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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Getting from Helsinki to Akaslompolo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 14°F and lows reach -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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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."