13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Fri), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. Spend the 22nd (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levi to Koli National Park. Traveling from Levi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) 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

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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."