12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Doha

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 Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi visit planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

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.
On the 10th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit 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 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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