10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 1 day
Fly
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 day
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 22nd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker site.

You can fly from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Saariselka is little chillier than Vaasa - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."