10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by Tea Shop Veistrom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tampere is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Tampere, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sun), get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inari travel route planning website.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally walk around Observatory Hill Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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."