7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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

Winter Sports Trails Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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 5th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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