13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Naga, Luzon
Fly:  24 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Naga, Luzon

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

Naga, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Naga to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Naga in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Palander House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere online road trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palander House, The Parola Armour Museum
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Palander House ©
Palander House

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inari travel route planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Thu), take an exotic tour of Ranua Zoo, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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