10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: San Diego
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: San Diego

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder website.

San Diego, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 21st (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 22nd (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inari online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. November in Inari sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Tampere online trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, Tampere is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 37°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and visit Ullanlinna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 27th (Wed), stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, thengo for a walk through Linden Esplanade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka day trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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