14 days in Lapland, Helsinki & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

14 days in Lapland, Helsinki & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rauma
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Naantali
— 2 nights

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka holiday maker app.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Arktikum to your itinerary. On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around Sibelius Monument, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma travel planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Rauma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. December in Rauma sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Moomin World has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and then get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and then get engrossed in the history at Naantali museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naantali planner.

Naantali is very close to Turku. In December in Naantali, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Naantali museum ©
Naantali museum

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