10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Your Piece Of Finland
4.2

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oulu route builder site.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Oulu at -2°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
4.5

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

Plan trip to Jyvaskyla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping
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Architectural Building
Kuokkalan kartano
4.3
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Military Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum
4.5
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Specialty Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland
4.2

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4
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Art Gallery
Laukko Manor
4.3

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kotka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Religious Site
St. John's Church
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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then shop like a local with ARTag Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava, and finally shop like a local with Galerie Forsblom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, view the masterpieces at Okra, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kotka in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
4.3

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