16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki. Traveling from Toronto in November, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Pielinen and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in November, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (1°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu to go to Raahe and see Raahe Museum, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip builder site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:

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 12th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Oulu in November, with highs in Levi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

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 museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

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."