7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
End: Kittila

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Kemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Kemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks
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Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery