9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 60°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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Levi

Levi ©
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 23rd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Malonsaari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Imatra vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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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 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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