9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

5
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.
Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): hit the slopes at Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip builder app .

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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