19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Tornio

— 1 night
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nordic Safaris and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tornio online tour planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Tornio in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tornio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tornio

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). The adventure continues: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Tornio to Levi in 4 hours. Traveling from Tornio in December, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Otsamo Fell). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

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Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are much hotter (-3°C). On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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."