9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo online sightseeing planner.

Hyderabad, India to Kuusamo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in December; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Winter Sports
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Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 17th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ranua vacation website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Ranua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

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.
On the 20th (Mon), trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka visit planning site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Wed), get your bearings at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."