14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

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

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site.

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki. Traveling from Shanghai in February, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Levi (Icekarting Levi & Levi Ski Resort).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo day trip planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rukatunturi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. February in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

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, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."