17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  18​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Guatemala City

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take a memorable drive along King's Road.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Guatemala City to Helsinki. Traveling from Guatemala City in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Ahvenisto Activity Park and Sarkanniemi Theme Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Parola Tank Museum in Parola, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, Ahvenisto Activity Park
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere
Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR

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 out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. On the 31st (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, gain insight at Kid's Land, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi tour builder website .

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see Santa Claus Office, and have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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