14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planning app.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Rukatunturi are slightly colder (20°F), and nights are cooler (7°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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 27th (Mon), hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi online itinerary maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Ski Resort Ritavalkea, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

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."