7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning site.

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, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Fri), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."