8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
Washington DC

1
day
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 3rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 16°F and 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
days
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Kid's Land. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
days
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 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and then look for gifts at Taiga Colors. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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Fortress of Suomenlinna
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