10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jarvenpaa
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Jarvenpaa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Fukuoka Airport

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Jarvenpaa

— 1 night
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. On the 23rd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, then admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, then steep yourself in history at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, and finally explore the world behind art at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jarvenpaa trip planner.

Fukuoka, Japan to Jarvenpaa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Fukuoka in June, expect Jarvenpaa to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Jarvenpaa to Turku in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, have fun at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation tool.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Levi

— 1 night
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 26th (Fri): view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online visit planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Winter Sports

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 27th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Inari, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Inari to Lappeenranta by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in June, with highs in Lappeenranta at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then meet the residents at Maretarium, and finally stroll around Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally have fun at Katariina Seaside Park.

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Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.