8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Tours
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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 28th (Tue): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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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."