9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles


2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation app .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki is 10 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 31°F and lows reach 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Arktikum and Christmas House Santa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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