9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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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: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 21st (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. On the next day, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planning app.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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."