11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool .

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 11th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Turku reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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