11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 1 night

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): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Katajanokka, snap pictures at Rakkauden Silta, then engage your brain at Heureka, and finally stroll around Kaisaneimi Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder tool.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 33°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku — 1 night

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Saariselka — 2 nights

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 23rd (Wed): hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker site.

You can fly from Turku to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in February, expect Saariselka to be little chillier, temps between 22°F and 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Step out of the city life by going to Lapland Safaris Levi and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

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Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.
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