7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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

Buffalo, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Buffalo in January, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 16°F and 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 28th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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."