10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary builder

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 16°F by day to 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Escape the urban bustle at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Urho Kekkonen National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Inari Reindeer Farm in Inari (about 1h 5 min away).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 1°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): visit Naantali Old Town, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Turku trip site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in January; daily highs in Turku reach 27°F and lows reach 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then stop by Katajanokka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."