13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. In January, Helsinki is cooler than Kuwait City - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Levi (Icekarting Levi, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 1 night
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 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka journey planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports
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Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at Rukaland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."