10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation builder

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Beyond Arctic to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Nightlife · Tours

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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and finally get curious at Tietomaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip website.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and have some family-friendly fun at True VR.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Oulu to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oulu in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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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."