12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Tue), walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Melbourne - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. You will leave for Kuusamo on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks

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), contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

Discover how to plan a Kuusamo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Kuusamo at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online visit planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Icekarting Levi and Giewont Husky Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio).

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi attractions planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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