8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  7​h 45​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 + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

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 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey builder .

Birmingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Birmingham - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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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 29th (Sat), make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Fun & Games
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker website .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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