10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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— 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 17th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Haaksirikkoiset, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar.

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If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, go for a walk through Finlayson Area, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum will thrill your kids. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Santa Claus Office, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get your game on at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi itinerary maker site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."