10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, then look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from London in January, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas · Shopping
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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 28th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get curious at Science Centre Pilke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

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 31st (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

You can plan Levi trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, then stop by Icebreaker Sampo, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Kemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Kemi sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

On the 4th (Sun), get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

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."