12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Kittila
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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 20th (Thu): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Kittila, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning app.

Getting from Kittila to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website.

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are much warmer (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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