6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Katajanokka, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (3°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Museums
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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 6th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safartica Yllas and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

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."