10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Saarbrucken
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Saarbrucken

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planning website .

Saarbrucken, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Saarbrucken to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saarbrucken in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paateri (in Lieksa). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and stroll through Ukko-Koli.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In October, daytime highs in Joensuu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paateri
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Joensuu in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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