9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  6​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  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
bus:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning site .

Warsaw, Poland to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Warsaw in January, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, gain insight at Kid's Land, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler 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, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hit the slopes at Ruka, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online travel route planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. 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

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Artisaani, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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