13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lieksa
— 1 night
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, thenmake a trip to Paateri, and then take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa day trip planning website.

Kuopio to Lieksa is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary maker.

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get your game on at Kids' Land, and get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi route tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, thenhit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online travel route planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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