9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Warsaw
Fly + Train:  6 h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Warsaw

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

Warsaw, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Warsaw in January: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 27th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Icekarting Levi and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 1st (Fri), hit the slopes at Ruka, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Artisaani, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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