9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary website .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary site .

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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