8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
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
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online itinerary maker .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip app .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) 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

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 25th (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) 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

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