10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Miami

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Helsinki

— 3 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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Miami, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 28th (Tue), get outside with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°F, and evening lows to 7°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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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."