16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Forestry Museum of Lapland make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feelapland and Pilke Science Centre. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Kuching, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuching to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuching in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

Plan my day in Saariselka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Saariselka sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari vacation planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ounasjoki - River for activities and Kids' Land. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Levi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Levi Huskypark, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Ideapark and Keittioelamaa. Family-friendly places like Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach will thrill your kids. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: look for gifts at Tammelantori and browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

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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.
Family-friendly places like Katajanokka and Market Square Kauppatori will thrill your kids. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann Department Storefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, and stop by Taiga Colors.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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