13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Arusha
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  25​h
End: Arusha


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5
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary maker website .

Arusha, Tanzania to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Arusha - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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

1
night
Muonio

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Muonio trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Muonio. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Muonio hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
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 31st (Mon): find something for the whole family 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. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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