13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour builder website .

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough 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. Step out of Lieksa to go to Koli and see Koli Shop Retkitupa, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

Discover how to plan a Lieksa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then look for gifts at Jemes Sport, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village. On the next day, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Akaslompolo. In December, Akaslompolo is slightly colder than Lieksa - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive 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
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
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 31st (Tue): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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