17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

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 with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary website.

Hyderabad, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kaukonen and see Sarestoniemi Museum, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday 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 up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To plan Saariselka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, explore the activities along Pielinen, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in December; daily highs in Koli National Park reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Helsinki

— 5 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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel 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 your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."