13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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.
Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Levi. In December, Levi is a bit cooler than Koli National Park - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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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 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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