15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  33​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Canberra

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planning app .

Canberra, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Canberra in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -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 Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo day trip app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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