10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h
End: Los Angeles

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally have some family-friendly fun at True VR.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games
True VR ©
True VR

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Ruka, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kuusamo using our trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 16°F and lows about 2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka journey planning site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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 27th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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night
Akaslompolo

On the 29th (Tue), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo tour planning website.

Take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 14°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office. Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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