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
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Mon), meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere route planner.

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi attractions tool .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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