10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti route builder tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lahti by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Lahti: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."