15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Mactan Island, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mactan Island in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Change things up with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online route builder.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."