13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then take a memorable tour with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Rukatunturi, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Spend the 30th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi journey planning site.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."