11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi, Bus to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary tool.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. 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 Levi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Adventure · Trails · Winter Sports
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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.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and have fun at Angry Birds Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route builder app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."