8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route tool.

Tulsa, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tulsa to Rovaniemi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tulsa in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 1st (Wed), gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route maker app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route builder site.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (37°F), and nights are much warmer (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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."