10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yllasjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Galerie Forsblom. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions site.

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Shanghai in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Thu), explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Inari to be colder, around -17°C, while days are little chillier, around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

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Muonio

Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 6th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Muonio attractions planner.

You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3.5 hours. December in Muonio sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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Yllasjarvi

Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. When in Yllasjarvi, make a side trip to see Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, approximately Kaukonen away.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yllasjarvi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Muonio to Yllasjarvi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."