6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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 1st (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Memmingen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Spas · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Planning Rovaniemi trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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."