11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Katajanokka. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Stromforsin ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

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

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
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 27th (Thu), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, and finally go for a walk through Gunnarstrand.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanko journey maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levi to Hanko. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Hanko to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanko to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Hanko in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Nightlife
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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