15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker.

Canberra, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Canberra in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo road trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, whizz through the canopy at Flowpark Turku, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning site.

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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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.
Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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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."