7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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

S M T W T F S
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27
28
29
30
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.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the striking features of Old Customs House, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel 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.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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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 31st (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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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."