11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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

— 3 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Bern, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with Wanha Raatesalmi, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Rukatunturi to be colder, around -16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 29th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Levi takes 4.5 hours. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Finland travel guide

4.2
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 regionĀ 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."