10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  13​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Manama

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

Manama, Bahrain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Manama in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then look for gifts at Jemes Sport, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally deepen your understanding at Kids' Land.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Head to Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vitikkala Manor
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom, then engage your brain at Heureka, then look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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