10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -9°C and lows about -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

6
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 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -1°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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