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 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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night
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 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then stop by LAURI, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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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 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Adventure, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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