13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary builder

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
+2
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kids' Land.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Muonio

Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Muonio trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Muonio in an hour. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. You'll set off for Mustasaari on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari vacation maker site.

Explore your travel options from Muonio to Mustasaari with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Muonio in December, with highs in Mustasaari at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Helsinki. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."