11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Kamppi Shopping Centre or ARTag Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tehran in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wild Nordic Levi, Perhesafarit Snowmobile Safaris, Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Winter Laser World - Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, then see the winter wonderland with Perhesafarit Snowmobile Safaris, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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 Church and Maupertuis Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

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."