5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

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.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Levi

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 20th (Sun): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally examine the collection at Christmas House Santa. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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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."