9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Vienna

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app .

Vienna, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Vienna in December, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around -6°C, while nights are colder with lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Theme Parks Parks
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Photography Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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 17th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land and then fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks 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

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. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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