5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  16​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey maker app .

Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. When traveling from Boston in January, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 16°F by day to 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In January, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 23°F and lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas & Wellness

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