11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Zurich


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1
night
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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Helsinki Central Railway Station ©
Helsinki Central Railway Station

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Levi hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 24th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 26th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi visit planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation website .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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