9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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 29th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in December, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere online day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, thenhave some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi visit planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In January, Levi is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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