8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Tram + Train:  18 h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Adventure

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On your second day here, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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