14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and then wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Colombo in February, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tampere, with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

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 20th (Sun): head outdoors with Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saariselka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Step out of the city life by going to Lapland Safaris Levi and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planning app.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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."