8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Wed), view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi online journey builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

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Finland travel guide

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."