13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, admire all the interesting features of Savijarvi Gard Manor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On your second day here, make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then stop by Riimikko, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

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Barcelona, Spain to Porvoo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In February, Porvoo is much colder than Barcelona - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Savijarvi Gard Manor
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Söderskärin majakka ©
Söderskärin majakka

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Porvoo to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Porvoo in February, things will get little chillier in Kemi: highs are around -4°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 11th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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