5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Yekaterinburg
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Yekaterinburg


1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker tool .

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Helsinki. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Yekaterinburg - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 4th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip app .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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