10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Dusseldorf - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 27th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel website .

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Kittila (Snow Village & The Sarestoniemi Museum). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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