12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Entertainment Center
Irti Maasta Tampere
4.8

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka tour planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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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 28th (Fri): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, and finally get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi tour planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Must see
Icekarting Levi
4.8

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Sun), see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see the top attractions with Feelapland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Entertainment Center
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
3.9

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 1st (Tue), fly down the slopes at Ruka, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online trip builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Must see
Ruka
4.4

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Kuusamo in January, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
4.7

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Senate Square, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get your game on at True VR.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route maker app.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.4

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