13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 29th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Levi trip maker.

Austin, USA to Levi is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Austin to Levi. Traveling from Austin in January, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around 15°F and lows about -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saariselka road trip app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with highs in Turku at 32°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

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."