15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature 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 find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rukatunturi online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Rukatunturi: temperatures range from 20°F by day to 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Safartica Yllas about 48 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: have fun at Kids' Land, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions planner.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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. On the 31st (Fri), gear up at Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pello trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pello takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pello to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."