5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brussels in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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."