9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

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New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take an exotic tour of Safartica Yllas and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."