12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kemi
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Taipei - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get in on the excitement at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Kemi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Angeli Reindeer Farm, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online vacation planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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