8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Paris, France to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Adventure · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

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."