14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. You'll set off for Kemi on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

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Getting from Helsinki to Kemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Kemi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Feelapland and Pilke Science Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Poro Farmi. There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Change things up with a short trip to Action Park in Saariselka (about 1h 05 min away).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -17°C in Inari. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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