10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brussels in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 8th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning website.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rukatunturi vacation planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rukatunturi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In February in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

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 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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 region 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."