9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Minneapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker app.

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Turku at 34°F and lows at 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
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 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stroll around Nasi Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Nasi Park ©
Nasi Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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