22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 21st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker website.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

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 find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Otsamo Fell & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Rukatunturi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): paddle through the water with Nordic Safaris and then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kukkolankoski and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tornio online route planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Tornio takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rukatunturi in December: high temperatures in Tornio hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Getting from Tornio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

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."