10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Head to Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Market Square Kauppatorifor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 4th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then head outdoors with Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online travel route planner.

You can fly from Turku to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports
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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.
On the 5th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online vacation planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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."