9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Fresno

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Fresno, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Fresno to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Fresno, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 9th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 11th (Fri), hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip app.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

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."