10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  11 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Levi Ski Resort, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Tampere by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akaslompolo in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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