12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Get some cultural insight at Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi) and Raseborg (Ekenas Museum & Raseborg Castle). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Henry, and stop by OMA Puoti.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Raseborg, Fagervik Museum, Hvittrask, Snappertunan kirkko
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Action Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, & more).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Inari, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors 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 ©
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), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker site .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then catch some excitement at Feelapland. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To plan Rovaniemi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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