8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and have fun at Angry Birds Park.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."