12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi sightseeing planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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."