12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, get your game on at Kids' Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in February, with highs in Tampere at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Spas
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Ruijanpolku Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."