9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Safaris, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then stroll through Ruka.

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Fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
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 7th (Thu), stop by Riimikko, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Sello, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Sello, Riimikko
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Sello ©
Sello
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Galleria Lapinlahti

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