9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
— 1 night
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h
End: Los Angeles


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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Katajanokka. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus


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): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach 22°F and lows reach 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Adventure Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Safaris. Appreciate the collections at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Arktikum ©

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