9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 1 day
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi sightseeing planning tool.

Cleveland, USA to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cleveland in March, with highs in Levi at 31°F and lows at 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Pielinen will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · 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."