8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ulaanbaatar
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Ulaanbaatar

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi route builder website.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit warmer, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Duck Park (Sorsapuisto) ©
Duck Park (Sorsapuisto)
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): walk around Nuuksio National Park and then stop by Ullanlinna. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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