9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour builder app .

Phoenix, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in December, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 37°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

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Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimito Island to Mustasaari. In January, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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day
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 3rd (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi travel route builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in January, with highs in Levi at 15°F and lows at -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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