12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 day
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner.

Lucknow, India to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lucknow in December; daily highs in Turku reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sun), engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, thenlook for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, thensee the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday builder.

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Katajanokka and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria