8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Sodankyla Airport, Fly to Beijing

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Helsinki

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.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder website.

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Beijing in December, with lows around -3°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Kemi

— 1 day
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kemi SnowCastle. On the 16th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle and then visit Icebreaker Sampo.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kemi trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Reindeer, Beyond Arctic, Huskypoint, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Tue), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then surround yourself with nature on Huskypoint, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Beyond Arctic, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Santa Claus Reindeer.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

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.
Levi Ski Resort has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi online journey planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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 by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Parks · Trails · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Finland travel guide

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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."