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 17th (Mon) 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site .

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 18th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally have fun at Kid's Land.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary app .

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 little chillier 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 19th (Wed) so you can 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

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 20th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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