15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tornio (Nordic Safaris & The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Pello

— 1 night
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pello journey maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pello in 1.5 hours. In December in Pello, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pello

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Levi

— 4 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 Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 22nd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Kids' Land, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pello to Levi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi journey planner.

Drive from Levi to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. December in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Helsinki

— 4 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, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rukatunturi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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."