9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, make a trip to Senate Square, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. Spend the 6th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."