10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki journey builder tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
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), stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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