11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, head outdoors with King's Road, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. You'll explore and learn at Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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 4th (Fri): stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online journey planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 6th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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