9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planning website.

St. Andrews, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from St. Andrews to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In April, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than St. Andrews - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

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Levi

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 3rd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

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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. On the 5th (Thu), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."