12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
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, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip builder.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In February, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 25th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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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."