12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Ulaanbaatar

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.
Kids will enjoy Bellevue Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip app.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere route planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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