9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi, Bus to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Turku
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 6th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi online day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Levi is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°F and 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip tool.

You can fly from Oulu to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

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."