12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St Henry and Raseborg Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and EKTA museum (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo), and stop by OMA Puoti.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Jeddah - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Raseborg, Hvittrask, Snappertunan kirkko, Fagervik Museum
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
On the 16th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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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 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then see the top attractions with Feelapland. On your second day here, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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