9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, Tampere is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 26th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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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