9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Shanghai

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 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker app .

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in March, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip app .

Getting from Helsinki to Vaasa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 14th (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in March, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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