8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi, Bus to Levi
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— 3 nights



— 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 19th (Sun): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from New York City to Levi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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— 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 21st (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:


— 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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."