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: Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio (Nordic Safaris & The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley). 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 · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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 · Outdoors · Parks
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. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To plan Levi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can 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 explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate 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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki with the Route module. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rukatunturi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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 · Military Museums
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."