8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. The adventure continues: stroll through Hietaranta Beach, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. When traveling from London in January, plan for much colder days in Helsinki, with highs around -3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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hours
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral and then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
On the 27th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in January, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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