13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Inkoon kirkko in Inkoo, approximately Inkoo away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Naga, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 27- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Naga to Helsinki. Traveling from Naga in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take an in-depth tour of Palander House, and finally see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally examine the collection at Suomen Pelimuseo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -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

The Parola Armour Museum, Palander House
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; 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) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort and then fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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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, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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