8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku online journey maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in March, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. There's much more to do: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

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."