9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Tue), see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then catch some excitement at Feelapland, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route site .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Shopping
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi journey planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
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 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker .

Getting from Levi to Turku by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and get your game on at True VR.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Heureka, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Heureka ©
Heureka
Room Escape Games

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