8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  22​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion 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.
On the 31st (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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