11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker
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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki — 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki. Traveling from Dallas in January, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Akaslompolo — 3 nights

Attractions like Icekarting Levi and Levi Ski Resort make great kid-friendly stops. When in Akaslompolo, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Levi, approximately Levi away.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Akaslompolo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 14°F and lows of -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.
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Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Side Trips
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Rovaniemi — 3 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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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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