7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Richmond Amtrak, Subway to San Francisco, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Fly to San Francisco, Subway to Richmond Amtrak, Train to Sacramento

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sacramento in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · 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 17th (Wed): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online tour planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Marttiini Senaatintori, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."