12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 26th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

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 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Ruka and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in March since evenings lows in Rukatunturi dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."