26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth

3
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.
Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Helsinki, get curious at Heureka, then take some stellar pictures from Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion), and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Stockmann Department Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stroll around Kaivopuisto, take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Heureka
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SEA LIFE Helsinki ©
SEA LIFE Helsinki
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Kaivopuisto ©
Kaivopuisto

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. You will leave for Levi on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio), Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 1st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

6
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Urho Kekkonen National Park, &more) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get great views at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, get a sense of history and politics at Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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