10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Yllasjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

2
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 some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Katajanokka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website .

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Shanghai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

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), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari attractions planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Muonio

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Muonio online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Inari to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Yllasjarvi

Yllasjarvi ©
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Jemes Sport will get you outdoors. Head to Yllas Ski Resort and Snow Villagefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Yllasjarvi to go to Kittila and see Sarestoniemi Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yllasjarvi trip planning website .

You can drive from Muonio to Yllasjarvi in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

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