14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder.

Leeds, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Leeds to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Leeds in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Levi.

Make your Levi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rukatunturi trip site.

Drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 3 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, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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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."