9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by Pien.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planning site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip app .

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Ice Karting Levi. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 17th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Room Escape Games

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