13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Vienna

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Ainolan Puisto, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip planning website.

Vienna, Austria to Oulu is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Oulu. Traveling from Vienna in December, expect Oulu to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kemi day trip planning site.

Take a train from Oulu to Kemi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then have some family-friendly fun at Saariselka Bowling.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip maker.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kemi in December, with highs in Saariselka at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip maker website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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 23rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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