32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Tornio
— 2 nights
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Pello
— 1 night
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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— 7 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Nordic Safaris and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukkolankoski and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tornio trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Tornio takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tornio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Nature · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Pello

— 1 night
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Ski Resort Ritavalkea and then steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pello trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tornio to Pello takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tornio in January, things will get a bit cooler in Pello: highs are around -12°C and lows about -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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 Levi's surroundings by going to Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 10th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip app.

Traveling by car from Pello to Levi takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rukatunturi vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park visit planning app.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rukatunturi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Helsinki

— 7 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:

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."