15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Sydney - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park travel route site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Koli National Park. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Levi in December, with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, have some family-friendly fun at True VR, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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."