11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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 31st (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Traveling from London in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Kids will enjoy Icekarting Levi and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 4th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker app.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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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."