13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planning site.

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Helsinki is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get outside with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Rukatunturi, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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.
Spend the 30th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

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."