8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour builder website .

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vaasa in March, with highs in Levi at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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