30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Koli National Park

— 5 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around 18°F and lows are around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. On your second day here, tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rukatunturi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koli National Park in January since evenings lows in Rukatunturi dip to 2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your trip

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 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and trek along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip site.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Levi

— 6 nights
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), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 7th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

Tornio

— 1 night
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukkolankoski and then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tornio online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Tornio takes 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tornio are 25°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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), Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 18:

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."