8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 10th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi tour app.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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2
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Rovaniemi

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 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rovaniemi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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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."