13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of Feelapland, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Manila, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manila in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Theme Parks
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. On the 22nd (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): hike along Akka-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Koli National Park. Traveling from Levi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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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 Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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