9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planning tool .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku trip builder site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, get your game on at Kid's Land, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Plan trip to Levi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then stop by LAURI.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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