12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Feelapland. Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and look for gifts at LAURI.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 27th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Kid's Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip builder .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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