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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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 in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi online road trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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 gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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."