15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
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, walk around The Esplanadi Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in January, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more).

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) 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 13 — 16:

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 17th (Mon): take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi road trip site.

Getting from Saariselka to Rukatunturi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

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."