10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip website.

Fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Levi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 26th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

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."