11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  11​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  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
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.
On the 15th (Sun), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then wander the streets of Katajanokka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Beijing in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

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

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nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kemi journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at Feelapland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 Snow Village, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Taatsin seita, and then see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kittila trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -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

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

Levi is just a stone's throw from Kittila. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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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