8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary tool.

Memmingen, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Memmingen to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memmingen in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums
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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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 4 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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 · 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."