8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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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 29th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online vacation maker.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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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 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo

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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 2nd (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi route site.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In January, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of 15°F and lows of -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°F in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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