8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the exciting artwork at Okra, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning site .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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