13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lieksa vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lieksa to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, thenlook for gifts at Jemes Sport, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Akaslompolo. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in December; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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