9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenexamine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow 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
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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