16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Ubud, Bali

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Ubud, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ubud to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Fri), hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, then go for a walk through Rylays Hill, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Levi to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Levi in December, Koli National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kouvola: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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