10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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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 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Wed), soothe aching muscles at Rukaland and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. November in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Wildlife

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Rukatunturi to Tampere with the Route module. Traveling from Rukatunturi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation maker website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Oulu sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Kajaani

— 1 night
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): cast your line with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi and then admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kajaani road trip website.

Getting from Oulu to Kajaani by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kajaani can reach -4°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kajaani

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Kajaani to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in December; daily highs in Saariselka reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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."