9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in February, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -6°C by day to -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online vacation builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Get outdoors at Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonion Kotiseutumuseo (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 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 Turku hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Aleksis Kiven patsas, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums
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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."