10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Lieksa
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary website.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Lieksa

— 3 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Akka-Koli Hill, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, make a trip to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Levi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

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."