9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

2
nights
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 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip site .

Warsaw, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Helsinki. In January, Helsinki is little chillier than Warsaw - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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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. On the 28th (Mon), hit the slopes at Ruka, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kid's Land. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at LAURI, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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