18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Pello
— 2 nights

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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.
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo Cathedral
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Inari, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Pello

Pello
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. To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Pello road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Pello are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Pello

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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