9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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 3rd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi attractions site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online day trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Vaasa is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 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 6th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."