11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 25th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."