10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manama to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manama in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Shopping
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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 23rd (Mon), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then look for gifts at Jemes Sport, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

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

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Vitikkala Manor and Sarkanniemi Theme Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio 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 browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, shop like a local with Galerie Forsblom, get curious at Heureka, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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."