12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 4 nights

2
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app.

Pittsburgh, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in December, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, thentake in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. On your second day here, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, thentrek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lieksa to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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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

4
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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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