7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get a taste of local nightlife at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Nightlife Casinos
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Safaris
LAURI ©
LAURI

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 27th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): gain insight at Kid's Land, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey planning website .

Getting from Levi to Tampere by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 30th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally get lost in a book at Kallion Kirjasto.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tampere in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (37°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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