5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Levi

— 1 night
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 15th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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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."