9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney


1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi journey builder .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Adventure

Side Trip

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

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 29th (Tue), browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In January, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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