15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In March, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In March, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop & Ruijanpolku Trail). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, get outside with Lake Inari, and examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Inari takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Koli National Park in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of -12°C in Inari. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). Spend the 16th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation planning website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

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."