11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Gimpo International Airport

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Seoul to Helsinki. Traveling from Seoul in January, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (-3°C), and nights are about the same (-9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

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."