12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toKuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Wildlife Trails
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka journey planner .

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, 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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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