9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

3
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner .

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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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 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 31st (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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