8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly 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.
On the 19th (Sun), join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks · Trails
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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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
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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."