8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Yllasjarvi and see Safartica Yllas, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Paris, France to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Helsinki

— 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."