14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app.

Ile d'Orleans, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Ile d'Orleans to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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 16th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 18th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rukatunturi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

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."