10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in November; daily highs in Turku reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

4
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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route tool.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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