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:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+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.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, step into the grandiose world 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.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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1
day
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 5th (Sat), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in January, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Adventure
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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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip website .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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