9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi tour planning site .

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 by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting 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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Flytour XD Helsinki.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games

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