9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuwait City to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in November, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Helsinki

— 3 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 (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."