10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
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

— 2 nights

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 Taiga Colors. 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). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, shop like a local with Galerie Forsblom, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Inari

— 1 night
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:

Muonio

— 1 night
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
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Yllasjarvi

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

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yllasjarvi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Yllasjarvi takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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."