13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site.

Perth, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."