18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
5
Pello
— 2 nights

5
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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo Cathedral
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari holiday builder site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Inari, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Pello

Pello
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Pello road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pello takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pello are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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