5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Koli National Park
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Vaasa to Levi is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Levi is a bit cooler than Vaasa - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Koli National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."