7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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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. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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 30th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning website.

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, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks · Trails
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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 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping
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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."