13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Nuremberg, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Nuremberg to Helsinki is 1 hour. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

1
night
Rukatunturi

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get interesting insight from Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

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Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rukatunturi at -11°C and lows at -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Wildlife

3
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kids' Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

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."