11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Safartica Yllas about 48 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online travel route builder.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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."