9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Doha

3
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 lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Helsinki. Traveling from Doha in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 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 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 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 -17°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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