9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip app.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in February: highs in Turku hover around 32°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 22°F and lows are around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 15th (Tue), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 17th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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 18th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Katajanokka, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
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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."