11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Riga

2
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, have some family-friendly fun at True VR, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Riga in December, Helsinki is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hike along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli, and then steep yourself in history at Uhrihalkeama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lieksa planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Lieksa hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort and then have fun at Kids' Land.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Muonio in 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lieksa in December, with highs in Muonio at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 31st (Tue), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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