10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, thenstop by Katajanokka, thenlook for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Helsinki is 1 hour. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 24th (Tue): trek along The Archipelago Trail and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rovaniemi Church and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Christmas House Santa and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's much more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenstop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Inari at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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