14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Doha - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka attractions planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 27th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."