12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Turku Castle (in Turku) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi travel planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."