16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Ski Resort Ritavalkea, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Jemes Sport, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Koli National Park. Traveling from Levi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Spas

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