8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Geneva

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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route builder app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Geneva in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Levi

— 1 night
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 2nd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -21°C in Levi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."