8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere visit planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in March: high temperatures in Levi hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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."