13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

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Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Valletta in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Safartica Yllas about 48 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi holiday planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 1st (Sat): stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the next day, stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. January in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Rovaniemi

— 4 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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."