9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Inari
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Newark

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 63°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 12th (Sun), get outside with Kukkolankoski and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi road trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kilpisjarvi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

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Saana ©
Saana

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 13th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Pori takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. August in Pori sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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