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
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kittila (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Lapland Hotels SnowVillage) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and catch all the local highlights with Canterbury Tales - Day Tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation, &more). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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."