15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalajara to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 21st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi attractions planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Helsinki

— 4 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: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route site.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."