8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Pescara
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Ranua
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  6 h
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Pescara

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day
Ranua

Ranua ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

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Pescara, Italy to Ranua is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pescara to Ranua due to the time zone difference. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, stroll through Ruka, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, thenexplore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally ride a horse along Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip website.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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night
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 8th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi route builder tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, thenexperience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 10th (Tue): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka journey maker site.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in November, with highs in Tampere at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thencontemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Adventure Tours
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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