10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City


1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday app .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi journey builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Parks Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Start your trip to Vaasa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Vaasa at 35°F and lows at 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Laukko Manor and Parola Tank Museum. Popular historic sites such as Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and stop by Keittioelamaa.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere vacation planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, Laukko Manor, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stop by Artisaani.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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