14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Miami

4
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 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route planning website .

Miami, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill and then take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Lieksa hover around 30°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 16°F and lows of 6°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
On the 6th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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