9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Moscow

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take a stroll through Katajanokka and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Helsinki. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stadin Panimo ©
Stadin Panimo

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Sat), stroll through Ruka, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -10°C and lows reach -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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Ruka ©
Ruka
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 6th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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