13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Sevettijarvi
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Sevettijarvi
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Florence, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Florence to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Florence in February: highs in Helsinki hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): hike along Akka-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi.

Planning Koli National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Koli National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sevettijarvi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Sevettijarvi

— 1 day
On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Skolt Sami Heritage House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sevettijarvi online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Sevettijarvi with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Koli National Park to Sevettijarvi. In February, daytime highs in Sevettijarvi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Levi.

Things to do in Sevettijarvi

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then get interesting insight from Tours, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sevettijarvi to Levi takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

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

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip site.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 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."