10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and Turku Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tampere to Pyhatunturi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in March: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 30°F and lows are around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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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 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Pyhatunturi in March, with lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 11th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi online trip maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 13th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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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."