8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs House. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki online journey planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · 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 29th (Wed): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip tool.

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 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours
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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."