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
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport

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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 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online travel route builder.

Pittsburgh, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 26°F to lows of 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F and lows are around 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wingrens Dogsafaris, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°F in Levi. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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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."