8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  18​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning app .

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 flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°F and 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary 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 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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