10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jamsa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Marimekko, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally stop by Boss Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner .

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. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Melbourne - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

1
night
Jamsa

Jamsa ©
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and then stroll through Himos Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jamsa online vacation planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Jamsa by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Jamsa at -7°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku day trip site .

You can drive from Jamsa to Turku in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jamsa in January: high temperatures in Turku hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Levi

Levi ©
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi sightseeing planner .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

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 identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour builder .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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