9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Helsinki

— 2 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the activities along Pielinen, then delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally stroll through Ukko-Koli.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Rovaniemi

— 2 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 13th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 17th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi online route planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

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."