13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planning site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. When traveling from London in January, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Levi (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Icekarting Levi, &more).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -11°C and lows are around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."