13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Taidekoti Kirpila. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in November, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Siida, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Inari hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Shopping Wildlife
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online attractions planner .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Levi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Salla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Salla takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maupertuis Memorial
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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