8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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 20th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Manchester to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and deepen your understanding at Kids' Land.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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 26th (Thu): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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