10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Jamsa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Marimekko, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally stop by Boss Shop.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Jamsa

— 1 night
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and then get all the equipment you need at Himos Ski Resort.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jamsa trip planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Jamsa by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Jamsa to be little chillier, temps between -7°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner.

Drive from Jamsa to Turku in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jamsa in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 21st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in January, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Central Finland travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Nightlife
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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Southwest Finland travel guide

4.1
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.