9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi, approximately Yllasjarvi away. Spend the 6th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums · Wildlife · 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."