10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Erbil

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app .

Erbil, Iraq to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Erbil in December, plan for much colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and then deepen your understanding at Kids' Land. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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