5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at 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: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

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

Paris, France to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

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."