15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Ukko-Koli, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's still lots to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Lieksa reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Levi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, 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

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, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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