10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planning website.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Trails
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in March; daily highs in Levi reach 31°F and lows reach 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in March, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."