9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."