12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Korkeasaaren Elaintarha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Pyhatunturi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 12°F and lows reach -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

3
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

2
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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Kukkolankoski, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni and then head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kemi attractions planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

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."