10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Galerie Forsblom. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Katajanokka, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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), 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
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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. 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

Parks Nature
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Yllasjarvi

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 Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Sarestoniemi Museum, 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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