15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday maker .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks 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

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Change things up with a short trip to Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, take an unorthodox tour of Uhrihalkeama, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lieksa tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lieksa to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online vacation maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Levi. In December, Levi is a bit cooler than Lieksa - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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