12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip app.

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Helsinki is 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Saariselka visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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."