8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  19​h 30​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
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dammam

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Dammam - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
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 24th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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