11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planning app.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 21st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planning app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."