15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Hakaniemi Market. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Inari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, about 58 minutes away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Pori takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Pori at 1°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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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."