12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
4
Levi
— 3 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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rukatunturi

Rukatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with Wanha Raatesalmi, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Kuusamo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rukatunturi trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Rukatunturi: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuusamo
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Wanha Raatesalmi ©
Wanha Raatesalmi
Rukaland ©
Rukaland
Escape Room Kuusamo ©
Escape Room Kuusamo

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Ski Resort Ritavalkea, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 16th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Powerun Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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