15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Nairobi

3
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. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Nairobi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Saariselka, with highs around -7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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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. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at Kids' Land.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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