10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kangasniemi
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Kangasniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rauma holiday builder website.

Munich, Germany to Rauma is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Munich in December: high temperatures in Rauma hover around 1°C and lows are around -5°C. You'll set off for Oulu on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip planning site.

Getting from Rauma to Oulu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rauma in December, with highs in Oulu at -2°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

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

Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kemi using our trip planner.

Drive from Oulu to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get some cultural insight at Christmas House Santa and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangasniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Kangasniemi

— 2 nights
Kangasniemi is a municipality in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region, Finland. On the 8th (Wed), walk around Pirtin perinnepuisto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kangasniemi Church. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sinivuori Hiking trail and then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Center Haihatus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kangasniemi trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Kangasniemi with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Kangasniemi at -1°C and lows at -8°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kangasniemi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and then stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Kangasniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kangasniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.