12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi vacation maker app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally get your game on at PortaaliVR. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, and then see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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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."