8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday website .

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°F and 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo journey maker website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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 19th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kimito Island trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Kimito Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in February, with highs in Kimito Island at 33°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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