15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

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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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Wuhan, China to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wuhan in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari tour planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 8th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi route builder site.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rukatunturi can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

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."