13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Pori
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Galleria Lapinlahti. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Castle Hill (in Porvoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

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Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Laurinmaki 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Pori to Levi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pori in January, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Safaris
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

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