8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder site.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in May, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around 50°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Sun), browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall and then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip app.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."