10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Saariselka
— 1 day
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
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 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Vaasa are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 22nd (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vaasa in February, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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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 23rd (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 25th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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