10 days in Estonia & Finland Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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Saariselka, Finland
— 1 night
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Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
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Kuusamo, Finland
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Tallinn, Estonia — 2 nights

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Traveller Tours and St. Catherine's Passage. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, don't miss a visit to Peapiiskopi Kirik, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn journey builder site.

New Delhi, India to Tallinn is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Tallinn hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Saariselka.
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Saariselka, Finland — 1 night

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Mon), get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.
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Levi, Finland — 2 nights

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 (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, then get your game on at Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi route planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi, Finland — 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get interesting insight from Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.
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Kuusamo, Finland — 2 nights

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Estonia travel guide

4.6
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."
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