13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Helsinki is 6 hours. Traveling from San Juan in November, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in November, you will find days in Koli National Park are slightly colder (1°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Levi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in November, with highs in Levi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."