9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In January, Helsinki is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 11th (Sat), stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then get your game on at Saariselka Bowling.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online visit planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Saariselka to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hit the slopes at Kids' Land and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 14th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route maker site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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."