17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Tue), take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at Rukaland and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rukatunturi day trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Rukatunturi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Rukatunturi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports

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Highlights from your trip

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, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip tool.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Akaslompolo and see Seven Fells Up, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 13th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Juutua Nature Trail). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."