9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Berlin

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday tool.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 1st (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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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 Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi tour planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

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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."