15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
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

— 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Valletta - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the winter wonderland with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Rukatunturi are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are colder (-16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 11th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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 15th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pello online itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Pello in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pello are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Drive from Pello to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.