8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Helsinki

— 2 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, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Helsinki is slightly colder than Brussels - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

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."