11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Rovaniemi

— 4 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, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."