9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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


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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.
You've now added Sea Fortress Suomenlinna to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. On the 8th (Thu), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of Ranua Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip builder website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Saariselka sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. 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 Winter Sports Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 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 Tours Wildlife
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1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 a bit warmer, around 69°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours
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