15 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairns
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Cairns

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 1st (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker.

Cairns, Australia to Levi is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In March, Levi is cooler than Cairns - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planning site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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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

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Step out of the city life by going to Himos Ski Resort and Pyha-Hakki National Park. Head to Kuokkalan kartano and Art Center Haihatusfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Jyvaskyla to go to Joutsa and see Leivonmaki National Park, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, and snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla vacation planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Joutsa, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Himos Ski Resort
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Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

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