14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app.

Durban, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durban in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with Wanha Raatesalmi, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rukatunturi day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Rukatunturi are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are much colder (-16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 13th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Levi takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, approximately Pello away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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."