7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 1 night
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Drive to Kajaani Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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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 16th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, head outdoors with Safartica Yllas and then get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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Paderborn, Germany to Levi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Paderborn to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paderborn in December, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Sotkamo

— 1 night
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Hiukka.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo online route planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rukatunturi in December: high temperatures in Sotkamo hover around -2°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Mon), stop by Hameenkatu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Tampere with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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 21st (Tue), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."