22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 3 nights
5
Levi
— 4 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip tool.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around 18°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get interesting insight from Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trot along with Wanha Raatesalmi, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

Plan my trip to Kuusamo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kuusamo, with lows around 2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rukatunturi
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Wanha Raatesalmi ©
Wanha Raatesalmi
Rukaland ©
Rukaland
Escape Room Kuusamo ©
Escape Room Kuusamo

3
nights
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip builder app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. January in Inari sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

4
nights
Levi

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 with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, and take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kongas, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
nights
Rovaniemi

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, see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip builder.

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 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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