13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

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Nuremberg, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Nuremberg to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

1
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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then take a memorable tour with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rukatunturi at -11°C and lows at -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

2
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

3
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Spend the 5th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Kids' Land, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

3
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."