10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Market Square Kauppatori. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Mon), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenshop like a local with Galleria Ronga, and then stop by Keittioelamaa.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, get your game on at Kids' Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Levi tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rovaniemi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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