14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rukatunturi

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi vacation maker site.

Helsinki to Rukatunturi is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Rukatunturi to be much colder, around -16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, take an exotic tour of Lapponia Safaris - Day tours, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip builder app.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rukatunturi in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Attractions like Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Step out of Levi to go to Kolari and see Powerun Adventures, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get a taste of local nightlife at Tea Shop Veistrom, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and finally shop like a local with Laukko Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

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You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route website.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tampere, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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."