12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 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.
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Rimini, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rimini to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rimini in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Rukatunturi hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 9th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Levi takes 4.5 hours. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, approximately Pello away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

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."