7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Manchester - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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 29th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."