11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Fly to Rovaniemi, Bus to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). It doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation maker app.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Levi is 7 hours. In December, Levi is much colder than New York City - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Inari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, about 58 minutes away.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Ruka and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around 2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napapiirin Porofarmi and Rovaniemi Church. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 16°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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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."