9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

3
nights
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Ranua Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

1
night
Saariselka

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Parks Trails
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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