15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Venice

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel 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). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 5 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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

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 5th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Levi trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Finland travel guide

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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."