5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Levi

— 1 night
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 23rd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 22°F and 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure
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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.
On the 24th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary site.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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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."