18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary app.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Levi

— 4 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 Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 19th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then hit the slopes at Ruka. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at Rukaland and then head outdoors with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Saariselka to Rukatunturi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, approximately Pello away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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."