22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki. Traveling from Jeddah in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 20th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Otsamo Fell & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Rukatunturi

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

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Getting from Saariselka to Rukatunturi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Spas · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

Tornio

— 1 night
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tornio online route builder.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Tornio in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rukatunturi in December; daily highs in Tornio reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Rovaniemi

— 6 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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, have fun at Angry Birds Park, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 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."