12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Tue), see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -7.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
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 23rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, thenlook for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka visit planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saariselka, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then have fun at Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Mon), hit the slopes at Ruka, thenrelax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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