9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
8
Tampere
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo

— 1 day
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo travel route planner.

Doha, Qatar to Kuusamo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in April, with highs in Kuusamo at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
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Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 8th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Muonio vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Muonio takes an hour. In April in Muonio, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Saariselka

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 8th (Mon), stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Wed), walk around Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online holiday planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally cruise along The Crusell Bridge.

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Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."