10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi, approximately Yllasjarvi away. Spend the 26th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."