8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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