7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Sydney - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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 11th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 12th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saariselka travel route planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki visit planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be much warmer, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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