9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 4 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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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.
On the 25th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Helsinki

— 4 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, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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."