9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation planning site .

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 16°F and 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: gear up at Levi Ski Resort, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online tour planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Korkeasaari Zoo and Ahvenisto. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, have some family-friendly fun at True VR, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app .

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in January, with highs in Helsinki at 26°F and lows at 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

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