23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki is minus 7.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

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.
Step out of Levi to go to Akaslompolo and see Seven Fells Up, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

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 (Otsamo Fell, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and trek along Ruijanpolku Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saariselka online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Husky Farm.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi day trip website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rukatunturi road trip app.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rukatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 5 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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

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."