13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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 museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 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."