13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi travel route builder site.

Paris, France to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Levi. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Otsamo Fell & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."