8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Nashville

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Nashville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Nashville in January, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (26°F), and nights are a bit cooler (17°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spas
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
On the 5th (Sun), bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Levi planner .

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around 15°F and lows are around -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Outdoors Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around 6°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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