12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Shopping
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Safaris
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

Make your Levi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 26th (Wed), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Tours
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann's Department Store. Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Artisaani, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Patakirppis, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Mon), look for gifts at Ideapark, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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