9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online route planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 37-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dammam in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Mustasaari

— 1 day
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Mustasaari in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Helsinki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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."