12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder tool .

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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 28th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi online tour builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, meet the residents at Feelapland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

Plan trip to Rovaniemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
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Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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night
Kuusamo

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

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -15°C in Koli National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at True VR.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
True VR ©
True VR

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