14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Pello
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Bellevue Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder site.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is much colder than San Juan - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally stroll through Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Rukatunturi, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarestoniemi Museum and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kids' Land. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Sarkitunturi (in Muonio), Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip maker app.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Pello

— 1 night
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pello day trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Pello in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -12°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Christmas House Santa and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pello to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pello in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."