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
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Snow Village and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Tue), get outside with Karhunkierros, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then fly down the slopes at Ruka, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, make a trip to Senate Square, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in February, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in February, Tampere is slightly colder at night with lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Room Escape Games

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