14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In January, Rovaniemi is cooler than Manchester - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online itinerary planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -21°C in Levi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Safaris, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of Lieksa with an excursion to Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and make a trip to Paateri.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levi to Lieksa. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Lieksa dip to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lieksa in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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