28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Keimiotunturi Fell (in Muonio), Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 31st (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi journey builder.

Detroit, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in January: highs in Levi hover around 15°F, while lows dip to -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Sun), hit the slopes at Ruka. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi online journey planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 4 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

Helsinki

— 6 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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:

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."