15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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

— 3 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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Helsinki is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Wanha Raatesalmi, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Kuusamo, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Rukatunturi: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

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 Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 12th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pello online route maker.

Drive from Levi to Pello in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pello are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, hit the best photo ops around with Happy Fox, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Pello to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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."