8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madison
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Madison

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip site .

Madison, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madison in June: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 60°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Levi are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday website .

Getting from Levi to Tampere by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku visit planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get outside with Sunlines, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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