9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Durham

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then make a trip to The National Library of Finland, and finally stop by Taiga Colors.

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Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Durham to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in February, expect nights in Helsinki to be slightly colder, around 26°F, while days are cooler, around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

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Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, gain insight at Kid's Land, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

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