8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
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 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Washington DC - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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