8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. In January, Rovaniemi is cooler than London - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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night
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 14th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Turku reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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