15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

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Inari
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then get great views at Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inari tour builder tool.

Lausanne, Switzerland to Inari is an approximately 37.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Rovaniemi Church. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Amethyst Mine Lapland about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku City Library and Kansallisgalleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku Cathedral (in Turku), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower (in Tampere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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."