12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get lost in a book at Oodi Central Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 33°F and 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inari day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in February: high temperatures in Inari hover around 22°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 8th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo day trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Levi, Giewont Husky Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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