13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuopio
Drive:  3​h
1
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Kuopio

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower and then hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and then take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

Make your Lieksa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kuopio to Lieksa is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, gain insight at Kids' Land, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website .

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral