10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  19​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Savannah


1
day
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa) and Haemeenlinna (Ahvenisto Activity Park & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo).

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip tool .

Savannah, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Savannah to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Savannah - with highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kallion Kirjasto ©
Kallion Kirjasto

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Feelapland and LAURI. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at 16°F and lows at 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
LAURI ©
LAURI

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 28th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get your game on at Kid's Land, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi online road trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°F in Levi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): have fun at Action Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, then get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, and finally admire all the interesting features of Hartwall Arena. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
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Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Hartwall Arena ©
Hartwall Arena

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