8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

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 5th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the next day, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Warsaw to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Warsaw in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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 8th (Tue), make a trip to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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 10th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In January, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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