8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Omaha



— 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online attractions planner.

Omaha, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in February, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (33°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 24°F and 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure
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— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
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— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Fri), boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Tampere is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 30°F and lows of 21°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."