11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beijing
Fly:  11 h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Beijing

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then stop by Katajanokka. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route builder app.

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Beijing to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, stop by Sampo Icebreaker, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kemi itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Kemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Kemi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the top attractions with Feelapland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taatsin seita, and then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kittila trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Yllas Ski Resort, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi holiday planner.

Levi is very close to Kittila. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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