9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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 16th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Levi is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Tue), engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Savonlinna to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 20th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kimito Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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