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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning app .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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 19th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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 20th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, gain insight at Kid's Land, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online attractions planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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