8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 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 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then take a stroll through Ullanlinna. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 0°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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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 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Akaslompolo in February, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo

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