9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Central Railway Station will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 0°C, while days are colder, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Winter Sports · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

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."