16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Tokyo, Japan to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tokyo to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Saariselka are a bit cooler (-7°C), and nights are cooler (-17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 26th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Nordic Safaris and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Kukkolankoski and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tornio trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Tornio takes 4 hours. Traveling from Levi in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tornio, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."