12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Tue), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

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Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kittila road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

#Tours, #Adventure, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kittila to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

4
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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are warmer with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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