9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo day trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Akaslompolo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -11°C and lows are around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

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 11th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."