7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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28
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31
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder website.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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."