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
— 4 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori tour planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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 2nd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally admire all the interesting features of Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pori in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 4th (Sat), hit the slopes at Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then explore and take pictures at Kujala Reindeer Farm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

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Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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