15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Macau

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip app.

Macau, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Macau to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then have some family-friendly fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

Plan my Tornio trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Tornio in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tornio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Tornio

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
When in Rukatunturi, make a side trip to see Riisitunturi National Park in Posio, approximately Posio away.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip planner.

Getting from Tornio to Rukatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tornio in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rukatunturi: highs are around -7°C and lows about -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Sat), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

Before you visit Saariselka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Levi

— 2 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: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 26th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then walk around The Esplanadi Park.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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."