6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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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 4th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip site.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."