9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Manchester

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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 22nd (Sat), make a trip to Snow Village and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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 24th (Mon): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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