11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Subway + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  7 h 15 min
End: Athens

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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): make a trip to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi day trip planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
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 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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