12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sat), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see the top attractions with Feelapland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."