19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Dallas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi vacation planning tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning website.

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Turku at 34°F and lows at 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Isokari Lighthouse, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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