9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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

Museums · Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a 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 · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.

For reviews, 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: drive; or 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 · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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1
night
Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; 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 · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.