9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation builder site.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of subway and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In March, Rovaniemi is much colder than Washington DC - with highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 24th (Sun): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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