33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park driving holiday site.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In December, Koli National Park is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in December; daily highs in Rukatunturi reach -7°C and lows reach -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online travel planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 5th (Wed) 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, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Pello

— 2 nights
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Soulmate Huskies and then contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Pello itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Pello in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -12°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris and then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tornio travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pello to Tornio takes 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pello in January: high temperatures in Tornio hover around -7°C and lows are around -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 7 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, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

You can drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:

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."