13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Orlando, Florida

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. On your second day here, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Lieksa reach 30°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi route builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Levi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lieksa in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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