9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 2nd (Tue): get your game on at Kid's Land, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, then shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, then explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere online vacation builder .

Getting from Levi to Tampere by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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 5th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Galleria Joella ©
Galleria Joella

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.
On the 6th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally stop by Artisaani.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre
Artisaani ©
Artisaani

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