7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 31°F and lows about 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Spas Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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 15th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Adventure Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Christmas House Santa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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