9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Drive to Austin Straubel International Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Appleton

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online route planner.

Appleton, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 31-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 33°F and lows are around 26°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

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."