8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey planning app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an exotic tour of Safartica Yllas and then soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

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Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rukatunturi trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Levi to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rukatunturi can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Spas · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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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."