7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (26°F), and nights are about the same (17°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi day 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around 15°F and lows are around -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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."