10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 day

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 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and then get lost in a book at Kallion Kirjasto.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Savannah, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Savannah in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lappi Areena and Rovaniemi City Library. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Levi

— 1 night
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 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi tour builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 1°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 31st (Thu), stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, then get curious at Heureka, and finally see where the action happens at Hartwall Arena. On the next day, get advice or help at The National Library of Finland, then stop by Katajanokka, and then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Finland travel guide

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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."