10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Lahti
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary app .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then see the interesting displays at Apulandia, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Lahti to be a bit warmer, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Lahti to Mustasaari with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Turku
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo, look for gifts at Boss Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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