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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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Yllasjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Ahmedabad

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rovaniemi Church and Christmas House Santa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ranua Zoo and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then admire all the interesting features of Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lapponia Safaris - Day tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi day trip tool.

Drive from Levi to Kemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, Kemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Kemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Yllasjarvi

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Konijanka Petting Zoo and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yllasjarvi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Yllasjarvi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yllasjarvi, with lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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."