15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. Explore hidden gems such as Ranua Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary 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. Traveling from Guadalajara in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head outdoors with Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi journey builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Juutua Nature Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip builder app.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): hit the slopes at Ruka and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour builder website.

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in February, with highs in Turku at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mannerheim Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. 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
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

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."