9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
+2
Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker app.

Cleveland, USA to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cleveland to Levi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cleveland in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."