11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site.

Phoenix, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

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.
Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 4th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inari are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."