12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Kittila
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Village. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Husky & Co as well as Arctic Timetravels. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Parks

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Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. You can plan Kittila trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Saariselka to Kittila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daytime highs in Kittila are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Levi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder website.

Levi is very close to Kittila. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

You've now added Ranua Zoo to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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