8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
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 28th (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

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

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online journey planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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