8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Spas & Wellness
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker site .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, Tampere is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 31°F and lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 26th (Wed): stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, get your game on at Kid's Land, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On your second day here, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and then stop by LAURI.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder app .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Casinos, #Nightlife
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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