11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 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 24th (Fri), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Kemi

— 3 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Icebreaker Sampo. Step out of Kemi with an excursion to Nordic Safaris in Tornio--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kemi fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Kemi to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."