14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

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, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 16°F and lows about 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Levi (Levi Ski Resort & Icekarting Levi).

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo vacation planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -2°F in Akaslompolo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka journey site.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

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."