14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield & Turku Cathedral). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

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 6th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

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."

Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.