8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  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), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online journey maker .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in October, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spas
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park and then take a stroll through Ullanlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish 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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