9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Akaslompolo and see Seven Fells Up, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 20th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Durham, USA to Levi is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Durham to Levi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in February, expect Levi to be much colder, temps between 24°F and 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the next day, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Helsinki

— 3 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 33°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."