22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

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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 20th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

Plan a Levi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

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Helsinki

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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and visit Ullanlinna.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."