8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vaasa journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Vaasa is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 35°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planning website .

Fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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