12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): get advice or help at Turku City Library and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in March, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

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."