10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through Katajanokka and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Olbia, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olbia to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Olbia in January, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at Tahko Spa and then learn about winemaking at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get little chillier in Kuopio: highs are around -8°C and lows about -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Wineries · Spas · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and TravelHouse. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ruka Safaris Ltd - Day Tours, stroll through Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."