9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): shop like a local with Okra, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online visit planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanko road trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In February in Hanko, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Ice Karting Levi. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanko to Levi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hanko in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Thu), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari route planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then fly down the slopes at Ruka.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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