9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, get your game on at Kids' Land, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi holiday maker site.

Durham, USA to Levi is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Durham to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in February, expect Levi to be much colder, temps between 24°F and 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 22nd (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with highs in Turku at 32°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, visit Katajanokka, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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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."