9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  11 h 15 min
End: Abu Dhabi

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day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island online attractions planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kimito Island is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, with highs in Kimito Island at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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night
Levi

Levi ©
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 13th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kimito Island in October, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
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 15th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then admire the sheer force of Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taivalkoski holiday app .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Taivalkoski takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taivalkoski to Helsinki. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taivalkoski in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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