12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."