6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Geneva

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

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Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Geneva in September, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In September, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."