21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

Raipur, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Raipur to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Raipur in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey builder app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka route tool.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in November: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around 1°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Museo Militaria). The adventure continues: join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Helsinki

— 5 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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:

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."