9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly:  10​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Florence

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Florence, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then get your game on at Kid's Land, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Muonio trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Muonio, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

4
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.
Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Helsinki takes 12 hours. Traveling from Muonio in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be much hotter, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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