9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
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 25th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Amritsar - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Levi

— 1 night
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 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Winter Sports · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Okra. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."