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 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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 20th (Fri): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take an exotic tour of Feelapland.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 22nd (Sun): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi online holiday planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Vaasa: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Popular historic sites such as Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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