4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, get interesting insight from Lapland Safaris Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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."