17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

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 31st (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel route site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Ruijanpolku Trail). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Ojberget, then examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in April: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

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: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

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."