22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Levi
— 4 nights
3
Inari
— 3 nights
4
Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Charleston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. In January, Rovaniemi is cooler than Charleston - with highs of 16°F and lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 9th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -1°F in Levi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

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Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Inari are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Rukatunturi

Rukatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trot along with Wanha Raatesalmi, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rukatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Inari to Rukatunturi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around 2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuusamo
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Wanha Raatesalmi ©
Wanha Raatesalmi
Rukaland ©
Rukaland
Escape Room Kuusamo ©
Escape Room Kuusamo

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rukatunturi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°F in Koli National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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