11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki 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 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get your game on at Portaali VR.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere online trip maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Theme Parks Museums
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Photography Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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