12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kolari and see Powerun Adventures, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: have fun at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi travel planning app.

Portland, USA to Levi is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, approximately Pello away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the best photo ops around with Happy Fox, see Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday builder website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rukatunturi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°F during the day and 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Rukatunturi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."