9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zagreb

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Zagreb, Croatia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Zagreb in February, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be little chillier, around -11°C, while days are colder, around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo), Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, have fun at Kids' Land, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planning app .

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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