8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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