15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately 58 minutes away. On the 10th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi holiday planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Koli National Park. Traveling from Levi in December, Koli National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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