9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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 26th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Kids' Land and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi online attractions planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."