12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in January, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip app.

Getting from Helsinki to Vaasa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally stroll through Kids' Land.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Levi is a bit cooler than Vaasa - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

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."