9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Augusta

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Levi

— 3 nights
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 Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Levi Huskypark. Venture out of the city with trips to Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 3rd (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Augusta, USA to Levi is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Augusta to Levi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Augusta in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka itinerary app.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 8th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Ranua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Ranua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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."