12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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