8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Muscat


3
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.
Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki online route maker .

Muscat, Oman to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Levi trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
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 8th (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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