12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 29th (Mon): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route maker app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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 1st (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -11°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Pielinen and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Levi to Koli National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in December since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Helsinki

— 5 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

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."